I apologize if you were ever given the impression that I am a timely person because I most certainly am not. I am the polar opposite of timely ninety percent of the time. Very sorry to those of you about to watch this video and look at these pictures who are bundled in multiple layers of clothing because it is 52 degrees and cloudy out. But my Thailand video simply could not wait any longer. It is already long over due.

I’m going to be perfectly honest, I spent a lot of my time in Thailand poolside with a box of pizza. Who wouldn’t take advantage of poolside service? Not the mention I could walk to the ocean in seconds from the pool. In the time that I wasn’t enjoying a beautiful slice of golden margarita pizza I was in the ocean, exploring the island, eating Thai food, riding and feeding elephants, watching the locals play with fire, boating to Phi Phi (pronounced pee pee, no joke) Island, checking out Maya Bay or gushing at the beauty of Thailand.

Thank you parents

Thank you parents! We missed you B.


Mama, I’m going to college!

Hello friends!

I am going to college. Where? I have no idea yet.  But I do know that Indiana University and Ball State University have both accepted my applications! Today I submitted my third application to Liberty University (a Christian school in Virginia). Adding to the exciting news Ball State has awarded me with the Presidential Scholarship– I like to think it is from the president himself, thanks Barack.

Really I am incredibly thankful, college acceptances are one of the best feelings in the world. I started EARLY, as soon as the applications were released I started filling them out. Which just means the procrastinators in my life secretly hate me. When you tell people you’ve been accepted to university you receive one of two responses based on how far along in the process they are themselves. And you never know which type of person they will be until you actually share the news, sometimes it doesn’t go over too well.


You have the ones who will celebrate with you and the ones who, well, are less celebratory and are slightly bitter.


When you  announce to person type #2 that a second college has accepted:



First receiving your college acceptances letter:


Receiving your second college acceptation:


Universities fighting over you gives you a bit of confidence.


But then you remind yourself of how broke you are going to be in the future


And just when you have convinced yourself that you are going to have crippling debt for the next 30 years you are given a scholarship.


And not just any scholarship– the Presidential one.


This Office tribute post is brought to you by the impact college acceptances has had on my time management.

I may have forgotten a few minor high school assignments because I was too wrapped up in Jim and Pam’s relationship.